lange nacht der museen, berlin

last saturday was “long night of the museums” in berlin – i went to bode-museum, to view a public livedrawing-session there (“bodyacting”, organized by enrico pietracci as part of “the big draw berlin”).

there was an impressive sky and very clear light that evening – i tried to capture a bit of it, before i entered the museum (you see in the back, beyond the railwaybridge):

bodemuseum, berlin

at the livedrawing session the models were dressed up with chitons (reference to renaissance sculptures exhibited in the museum, i guess) and performed very expressively to live cello-music – more or less constantly moving, so drawing was challenging – here are some of my attempts:

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bohinjsko jezero, slovenia

bohinjsko jezero, slovenia

from the coast we went to the triglav area in the julian alps, to the bohinj lake.

bohinji on the bohinjski jezero

as it is an eldorado for all kinds of outdoor sports, one could cruise around the lake with all kinds of manpowered boats. but there even was a lazy way, to explore it –

bohinji, slovenia

the trip on the tourist boat “bohinj” is more interesting than we presumed (due to the informative discourses of a guide traveling with each tour)
on the whole slovenia-trip we enjoyed, aside of the country’s beauty, the naturally friendly and relaxed attitude of all slovenians we met!

tartinijev trg, piran, slovenia

this august we went to the slovenian adria, visting the city of piran. its situated on an a headland, so one can see it from a far.

piran, view from strunjan, slovenia

going into town (by bus, cars are banned) you arrive at the main square, the tartinijev trg.

piran, tartinijev trg, venezian palazzo, slovenia

on one corner there is a “venezian palazzo”.
piran, tartinijev trg, "white model", slovenia

from the square you can see the cathedral st.-georges and baptisterium in the back on a hill.
piran, tartinijev trg, slovenia

from that hill you hve a nice view on the square. from the the guidebook i learned, that the square emerged, when the former harbour was filled in 1894. you can see the new harbour now in the back at the right.

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the square seems to be the main stage for pirans urban (and touristic) live – on the first evening we dropped into some street theatre.
on the other evening we found that its smooth limestone surface attracs a lot of folk with wheels.